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Track superstar’s brief stint in Professional football comes to an abrupt end. After a very brief career, the worlds fastest man has retired from professional football. He failed to agree on a contract with Australian side “Central Coast Mariners” late last year after a trial run at the club.

 “I don’t want to say it wasn’t dealt with properly, but I think we went about it, not the way we should and you learn your lesson, you live and you learn," he said.

"It was a good experience. I really enjoyed just being in a team and it was must different from track and field and it was fun while it lasted.”

Bolt is said to be focussing his energy on business activities “I’m just doing many different things ... the sports life is over, so I’m now moving into different businesses, I have a lot of things in the pipeline, so as I say, I’m just dabbling in everything and trying to be a business man now.”

Bolt was offered a two-year contract with Maltese club “Valletta”, but turned the offer down in October 2018. It was also hinted that he may get a stab at a contract with South African team as they hinted there may be a place for him at Dortmund, but it turned out to be a marketing excercise.

The Jamaican track superstar still holds the world record for 100m and 200m so he’s very far from a sporting failure.

We think it’s really impressive for him to try something new, especially when he had been at the very pinnacle of his sporting profession.

Bolts debut match for Central Coast Mariners was met with some criticism, but his 20 minutes of pitch time in both winger and striker positions were productive yet no goals scored despite a close attempt in stoppage time.

Bolt has brought a positive image and great home crowd reaction whenever he’s played. Almost 10,000 people turned up to watch Bolt in action on his debut match for the Australian team.

Bolt had previously predicted that it would take him four to five months before he was up to standard, and wanted to work on his off-ball movement and positioning.

Many players have moved on from football to become famous in music or film, some more memorable players were the likes of Sean Connery, Gordon Ramsay, Rod Stewart and Olly Murs. It’s not often that a high profile sports star and celebrity put themselves out there and try to break into such a competitive and publicly scrutinised sport such as football. We think that Bolt’s efforts should be highly praised.

Mariners owner Mike Charlesworth thanked Bolt for his eight-week trial, describing it as a success.

"He integrated very well into the team and made great strides as a footballer," Mr Charlesworth said.

"I would like to thank the Central Coast Mariners owners, management, staff, players and fans for making me feel so welcome during my time there," Bolt said.

Bolt’s football career may be over but there is talk that he might still be included in Fifa 19. We can’t wait to see his speed rank!

Whilst his odds for fulfilling his dream to play for Manchester United may have been low, he was always sure to make a big impact in any activity he set his mind to. For great football odds visit winningsportsbets.co.uk

It was a big dream for Bolt to play professional football, and he’s certainly given it a great shot. We look forward to finding out what his next adventure will be.

 

 


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